We show how rapid passage effects in molecular gases are influenced by the number density, transition cross-section and reorientation lifetime. Data will be presented that compares rapid passage in ammonia and isotopologues of methyl chloride
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
M. T. McCulloch, G. Duxbury, and N. Langford, "Influence of number density and transition cross-section on rapid passage effects in pulsed quantum-cascade laser based spectrometers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CMV5.
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